Iron Ladies First Thai Film for Semester

August 27, 2012

Harrison Kash

JOPLIN, MO (SNS) – Iron Ladies, a 2000 film from Thailand, is the first film in the 50th Anniversary of the MSSU International Film Festival.

The film will be presented at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4 in Cornell
Auditorium in Plaster Hall on the campus of Missouri Southern State University.

No admission is charged.

The film tells the story of an underdog Thai male volleyball team, made up mostly of gays, transvestites and transsexuals. 

The team overcomes all odds as they compete in the 1996 national championships.

Based on a true story, this provocative and inspiring film was a mainstream hit in Thailand.

The film contains pervasive themes of sexuality and strong sexual language but no sexual scenes.

This fall, six films from Thailand, the focus nation of MSSU’s internationally-themed semester, will be presented.

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